Most students don't need a course if they have good training in CK & CS from their medical school. However it is imperative that every student takes the time to understand what this exam is all about and how it is graded. It is a common misconception though that it is an easy exam and many don't even allow enough time to practice to be within the time limit allotted in the real exam. The nuances of each component ICE, SEP and CIS - Who grades it? Which part of the encounter contributes to the scoring of each component? This needs to be studied. Read more....
When you have a big test around the corner, you might have a lot of emotions running through your head. You’re probably stressing out because you don’t think that you studied enough or took enough time to learn your stuff. Or you might be frustrated because you don’t understand everything that’s going to be on your test. Perhaps you’re mad at yourself for deciding to take this test in the first place!
Before you begin browsing the internet for CS courses these are 4 things you should know. 1. Know that Step 2 CS cannot be mastered in 3 or 4 or 5 days course. The course can download all the information but YOU got to get ready by a) knowing what is the right method i.e one that gets you a ICE, SEP & CIS PASS b) practicing with SPs c) get used to analyzing the DDs under time pressure d) finally to be able to pull it off by typing patient note ( that gets an ICE pass)
Most students fail Step 2 CS because they dont take the time to understand what this exam is about and how to ace it confidently. A step 2 CS fail can keep you from getting a residency interview. Knowing the truth can set you free!
Assessment for Step 2 CS is essential before you go for the pricy exam. It can help you from failing and re spending the exam fee again! We can help. Schedule your appointment now to assess if you are ready
- Dr. Mary June
1. This exam is VERY EASY to PASS but VERY EASY to FAIL as well. I have had exceptionally bright students with good medical knowledge and acumen fail it more than once! So know your cards before you play the game. It ruins your chances at interviews for residency if you have an attempt or two. Not to mention its expensive one too. 2. The CS exam is a unique exam where exam taking STRATEGIES UNDER TIME PRESSURE is more important than actually preparing on the content of the exam. You need to have an ORGANIZED MIND to execute flawlessly...
Have you ever had that terrible feeling when you attend an exam being unprepared? Or worse, what happens with your life if you FAIL it? Well, guess what, life goes on.
The Step 2 CS exam of the USMLE is a cause of heartbreak (and bankruptcy!) among thousands of aspiring physicians. "Where did I go wrong?", students ask themselves.
When you have a big test around the corner, you might have a lot of emotions running through your head. You're probably stressing out because you don't think that you studied enough or took enough time to learn your stuff.
Every aspiring medical practitioner knows how crucial the USMLE Step 2 CS exam is. Still, there are many students that tend to underestimate the many aspects of this exam. You would most certainly want to pass it on your very first attempt.